Jesus Smart: The Podcast

042: Encore Episode — Benefit with a “Beginner’s Mind” (Minisode 6:57)

November 27, 2018

A beginner’s mind is a beautiful mind. It’s the mind of a child — questing, questioning, welcoming, learning. It is supple and receptive.

This is an Encore Episode. See the show notes page for this episode at

“Beginner’s mind” is a concept that comes from Zen Buddhism. I’m not a Buddhist, but this particular concept resonates with me. It’s a mindset, an approach to life that is open, boundless, limitless and infinitely wealthy. Interestingly, Jesus spoke of becoming a child again through the born again experience.


Our mind easily becomes closed and limiting. We may feel secure and proud in our dogmatism. But it stifles life-force.

The key is becoming a child again. Not childish. But embracing fresh beginnings as a child would.

Much possibilities overflow in a child’s mind. The mind of a child innovates. A child will figure it out and find a way. The belief level soars, not yet jaded by the world of big-adult “expert” ideas.

Jesus spoke of this: “You must become like a child to enter my world, a higher dimension of living with new possibilities.”



Click to receive the Jesus Smart eLetter and keep current with podcast episode releases

We’re resolved that Jesus Christ is the most brilliant person to walk the planet! He knows how life works best. And the future belongs to him ... and those who follow him.

Stellar guests are on the docket. And we’ll be questing after Kingdom themes -- what Jesus taught and modeled.

Be smart. Subscribe and stay connected with your favorite podcast platform. Visit

Play this podcast on Podbean App